Nauru's only air link grounded by U.S. Ex-Im Bank

(The Australian, Sydney, 20 December 2005) Nauru lost its air link with the world last week when the U.S. Ex-Im Bank repossessed the debt-laden Pacific nation's sole passenger aircraft at Melbourne Airport. Nauru lost the plane after a failed legal attempt to put the U.S. on trial in a bizarre case involving spies, terrorism and North Korean defectors.